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Actor and Playwright Jerome Kilty Passes Away at 90
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2012

Actor/playwright Jerome Kilty of Weston, Conn., died today at Norwalk Hospital of cardiac arrest. He was 90. Kilty was one of the victims of a two-car crash on Georgetown Road in Weston, on Wednesday, Sept. 5. (more...)

Cast Announced for Goodspeed's JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2010

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce the cast of the extraordinary new musical Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach which will begin next month at The Norma Terris Theatre, its home for developing new works in Chester, Conn. James and the Giant Peach will charm audiences October 21 through November 21. This production is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts honoring Artistic Excellence and support from Continental Airlines, the official airline of Goodspeed Musicals. (more...)

Justin Lawrence Hall Leads JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH At Goodspeed, Opens 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2010

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce the cast of the extraordinary new musical Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach which will begin next month at The Norma Terris Theatre, its home for developing new works in Chester, Conn. (more...)

Sweet Charity Welcomes Wayne Knight and Kearran Giovanni, Sept. 20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2005

Wayne Knight and Kearran Giovanni will take over the respective roles of Herman and Helene in Sweet Charity on September 20th (more...)

Mike Sacks for Vanity Fair Shares Last Interview with Legendary Writer Larry Gelbart
by Movies News Desk - Sep 17, 2009

Last week, the Broadway community mourned the loss of multiple Tony Award-winning librettist, screenwriter and author Larry Gelbart, who died at his home in Beverly Hills on September 11 at the age of 81. This week, Mike Sacks of Vanity Fair released an except from one of the last interviews ever conducted with the legend for Sacks' book: 'And Here's the Kicker: Conversations with 21 Humor Writers on Their Craft' (Writers Digest Books). (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights Tonight in Honor of Larry Gelbart
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2009

The Broadway community mourns the loss of multiple Tony Award-winning librettist, Larry Gelbart, whose work was seen on Broadway for over four decades. Also a playwright and a screenwriter for TV and movies, Mr. Gelbart died on September 11th at his home in Beverly Hills, California at the age of 81. (more...)

Chris Noth and Dan Bittner Join Cast of Atlantic's 'Farragut North'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2008

Atlantic Theater Company (Neil Pepe, Artistic Director; Andrew D. Hamingson, Managing Director) is proud to present the world premiere production of Beau Willimon's play FARRAGUT NORTH, directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Doubt), and featuring Dan Bittner (The Vertical Hour) Kate Blumberg (Atlantic's Celebration and The Room), Tony Award winner John Gallagher, Jr. (Spring Awakening), Golden Globe Award nominee Chris Noth ('Sex and the City'), Otto Sanchez (HBO's 'Oz'), Olivia Thirlby (Juno) and Isiah Whitlock, Jr. (HBO's 'The Wire'). (more...)

Seinfeld's Newman, Wayne Knight, To Join Sweet Charity September 20 - October 16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2005

Wayne Knight will assume the role of Herman in the hit revival of Sweet Charity for four weeks only from September 20 - October 16 at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre. (more...)

PANDORA'S BOX Opens at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2010

Kerry Butler, Deidre Goodwin, James Patrick Stuart and Tom McGowan will star in the NYMF 2010's Production of Pandora's Box - A New Musical Play with Music and Lyrics by Glen Roven, Book by Maria S. Schlatter, and Directed by Gary Halvorson and Wayne Cilento. The show will run at Theater St. Clements (423 West 46th) with performances on October 8, 9, 11, 13, 14 and 16th. (more...)

Ana Gasteyer, Wayne Knight & Marc Kudisch to Star in Encores! GIRL CRAZY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2009

Girl Crazy, the first Encores! production of the New York City Center season, will star Ana Gasteyer, Wayne Knight and Marc Kudisch and will run November 19 - 22. Girl Crazy, directed by Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Warren Carlyle with Guest Music Director Rob Fisher, has music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and book by Guy Bolton and Jack McGowan. (more...)

Justin Lawrence Hall Leads JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH At Goodspeed, Opens 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2010

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce the cast of the extraordinary new musical Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach which will begin next month at The Norma Terris Theatre, its home for developing new works in Chester, Conn. (more...)

Channing & Hutton Will Not Appear in Abraham Led Civic Opera House A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2009

The producers of the recently announced 'A Christmas Carol' production at the Civic Opera House this December regret to announce that Timothy Hutton and Stockard Channing will not be part of this year's production. (more...)

Abraham, Channing, Garner, Hutton, Knight, and Wendt to Star in A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 12/22-12/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2009

An award-winning cast, including Academy Award winners F. Murray Abraham and Timothy Hutton, Emmy Award winners and Academy Award nominees James Garner and Stockard Channing and popular character actors Wayne Knight ('Seinfeld') and George Wendt ('Cheers,' Second City) will bring Charles Dickens' beloved tale of miserly Ebenezer Scrooge and his visit from the three Ghosts of Christmas to life on the stage of Chicago's Civic Opera House from Dec. 22- 27. Tickets will go on sale Friday, Oct. 16 at 10 a.m. (more...)

How Sweet It Is: Wayne Knight Extends In 'Charity'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2005

Wayne Knight will extend his appearance in the role of Herman in the hit revival of Sweet Charity for four additional weeks. Originally slated to leave the production on October 16th, Mr. Knight will continue to delight audiences with his rendition of 'I Love to Cry at Weddings' now through November 13th. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Chris Noth and Chris Pine Led FARRAGUT NORTH at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2009

Fresh off his lauded New York production of Farragut North, director Doug Hughes reunites much of his ensemble cast, including Juno's Olivia Thirlby, The Wire's Isiah Whitlock, Jr, Mia Barron, Dan Bittner and Justin Huen, at the Geffen Playhouse to join the previously announced Chris Noth and Chris Pine. Noth, best known for his longtime stint as Detective Mike Logan on Law & Order and as the (in)famous Mr.Big on Sex and the City, is a fellow cast member from the Atlantic Theater Company's NY production, while Pine, who is starring as the young Captain Kirk in the new film Star Trek and was recently seen in the Geffen's production of Neil LaBute's Fat Pig, is new to the LA production. Written by Beau Willimon, Farragut North was recently nominated for two Outer Critics Circle Awards including Outstanding New Off-Broadway Play. (more...)

Yale Rep Presents AUTUMN SONATA 4/12-5/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2011

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents the U.S. premiere of Ingmar Bergman's AUTUMN SONATA, directed by Robert Woodruff, based on a literal translation by Wendy Weckwerth, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) April 12-May 7, 2011. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL; Performances Begin Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2013

Get ready, 'cause here it comes- MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL that is! MOTOWN begins preview performances tonight, March 11 and will open on Broadway on April 14, 2013 at The Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46 Street).Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL will feature a book by Berry Gordy and music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue. Meet the company of the new musical with videos of them from past productions and roles below! (more...)

Sharr White's ANNAPURNA to Make Philly Premiere at Theatre Exile, 4/17-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Theatre Exile closes its 17th season with the Philadelphia premiere of Annapurna, a moving and explosive new play by critically acclaimed, emerging Broadway playwright Sharr White. Driven by the emotionally charged relationship between a husband and wife, Exile's production stars Barrymore Award-winning actors Pearce Bunting (Exile's A Behanding in Spokane, HBO's Boardwalk Empire) and Catharine Slusar (Iron, Any Given Monday) as Ulysses and Emma. Performances run April 17 - May 11 in Theatre Exile's South Philadelphia Studio X. (more...)

PA Shakes Launches A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2010

Outrageous situations lead to hilarious complications in the legendary musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opening on the Main Stage at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Friday, June 25. With previews June 23 and 24, Forum continues through July 11. Ticket prices range from $25 to $53. (more...)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE's Natasha Katz Wins Tony for Best Lighting of a Play
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

The Glass Menagerie's Natasha Katz has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Lighting Design of a Play. Katz's recent Broadway credits include Once (Tony Award), Sister Act, Follies, The Addams Family, The Little Mermaid, The Coast of Utopia: Salvage (Tony Award), A Chorus Line (revival), Spelling Bee, Tarzan, Aida (Tony Award), Beauty and the Beast. (more...)

PA Shakes Launches A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2010

Outrageous situations lead to hilarious complications in the legendary musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opening on the Main Stage at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Friday, June 25. With previews June 23 and 24, Forum continues through July 11. Ticket prices range from $25 to $53. (more...)

PA Shakes Launches A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2010

Outrageous situations lead to hilarious complications in the legendary musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opening on the Main Stage at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Friday, June 25. With previews June 23 and 24, Forum continues through July 11. Ticket prices range from $25 to $53. (more...)

Peter Scolari, Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman to Star in 'FORUM' at Bay Street Theatre, 8/6-9/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2013

Bay Street Theatre presents the final production of the 2013 Mainstage Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, beginning August 6 and running through September 1. The show stars Peter Scolari with Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman. The book is by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart with lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim; music direction by Ethyl Will; and directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. (more...)

Bobby Steggert, Paul Anthony Stewart and More Set for Westport Country Playhouse's HARBOR
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2012

Westport Country Playhouse will stage the world premiere of a new comedy, "Harbor," written by two-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin and directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, August 28 - September 15. The cast includes Tony Award nominee Bobby Steggert (Broadway's "Ragtime"), Emmy Award nominee Paul Anthony Stewart ("Guiding Light"), Kate Nowlin and Alexis Molnar. (more...)

PA Shakes' A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM Closes 7/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2010

Outrageous situations lead to hilarious complications in the legendary musical, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum opening on the Main Stage at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Friday, June 25. With previews June 23 and 24, Forum continues through July 11. Ticket prices range from $25 to $53. (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Casting for the World Premiere of LaChiusa's GIANT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2009

Eric Schaeffer, Artistic Director of Signature Theatre, today announced casting for the world premiere production of the musical Giant by composer Michael John LaChiusa and playwright Sybille Pearson. (more...)

InterAct Theatre Company Announces Cast of WHEN WE GO UPON THE SEA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2010

InterAct Theatre Company continues its long-time relationship with Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-nominated playwright, Lee Blessing, by producing the World Premiere his latest drama, WHEN WE GO UPON THE SEA, which begins performances Friday, April 9, and has its official Opening Night on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. WHEN WE GO UPON THE SEA takes aim at an American populace that has grown strikingly complacent in the wake of extraordinary global challenges, exposing one of the world's most intriguing and influential conflicts: the battle between the elected leader of the free world and a democracy of millions. (more...)

Nancy Opel Joins MEMPHIS as Mama, John Jellison Takes Over as Mr. Simmons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2011

The 2010 Tony winning Best Musical MEMPHIS announced today that Nancy Opel has joined the cast of MEMPHIS as 'Mama.' Opel will begin performances on Tuesday, March 15th. Along with Opel, current cast member John Jellison will take over the role of 'Mr. Simmons,' also beginning performances on Tuesday, March 15th. Cass Morgan and Michael McGrath will play their final performances on Sunday, March 13th. (more...)

Bea Arthur, Merv Griffin Inducted Into TV Art Hall Of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2008

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences' Hall of Fame Committee has selected Bea Arthur, Dan Burke, Larry Gelbart, Merv Griffin, Tom Murphy and Sherwood Schwartz to be inducted into the Television Academy's Hall of Fame, it was announced today by John Shaffner, Chairman/CEO of the Television Academy. (more...)

Morton, Knight, Stuhlbarg, Swallow, and Bertish Star in Measure for Pleasure, Opening February 2006
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2005

The Public Theater's Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Mara Manus announce that the World Premiere of MEASURE FOR PLEASURE, a play by David Grimm, will feature Suzanne Bertish, Wayne Knight ('Seinfeld'), Euan Morton (Tony Award-nominee, Taboo), Michael Stuhlbarg (Tony Award-nominee, The Pillowman) and Emily Swallow. (more...)

Box Office Opens Tomorrow for THE GLASS MENAGERIE at Broadway's Booth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2013

Producers Jeffrey Richards and John N. Hart Jr., in association with the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.), have announced that the box office will open on Thursday, August 8th for the 17-week limited engagement of the critically-acclaimed revival of The Glass Menagerie at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th Street) with performances beginning Thursday, September 5, 2013, and an opening night set for Thursday, September 26th. The production will star multiple Tony and Emmy Award-winner Cherry Jones as Amanda Wingfield, film and stage star Zachary Quinto as Tom, two-time Tony-nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger as Laura, and Brian J. Smith as Jim, the Gentleman Caller. (more...)

Peter Scolari, Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman Star in 'FORUM' at Bay Street Theatre, Now thru 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013

Bay Street Theatre presents the final production of the 2013 Mainstage Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, beginning tonight, August 6 and running through September 1. The show stars Peter Scolari with Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman. The book is by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart with lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim; music direction by Ethyl Will; and directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. (more...)

Bay Street Theatre's FORUM with Peter Scolari, Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2013

Bay Street Theatre presents the final production of the 2013 Mainstage Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, beginning August 6 and running through September 1. The show stars Peter Scolari with Conrad John Schuck and Jackie Hoffman. The book is by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart with lyrics and music by Stephen Sondheim; music direction by Ethyl Will; and directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bobby Steggert & More in Westport Country Playhouse's HARBOR World Premiere!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2012

Westport Country Playhouse stages the world premiere of a new comedy, "Harbor," written by two-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin and directed by Playhouse artistic director Mark Lamos, now through September 15. The cast includes Tony Award nominee Bobby Steggert (Broadway's "Ragtime"), Emmy Award nominee Paul Anthony Stewart ("Guiding Light"), Kate Nowlin and Alexis Molnar. Get a first look at the cast onstage in the photos below! (more...)

Butler, Goodwin, Stuart & McGowan to Star in Pandora's Box at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2010

Kerry Butler, Deidre Goodwin, James Patrick Stuart and Tom McGowan will star in the NYMF 2010's Production of Pandora's Box - A New Musical Play with Music and Lyrics by Glen Roven, Book by Maria S. Schlatter, and Directed by Gary Halvorson and Wayne Cilento. The show will run at Theater St. Clements (423 West 46th) with performances on October 8, 9, 11, 13, 14 and 16th. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Shows - MOTOWN
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters. BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MOTOWN below! (more...)

Mamma Mia! Welcomes Dossett, Pawk, Anderson, Kelso and Merediz October 19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2005

Benny Andersson and Björn Ulvaeus' smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! will welcome husband and wife Broadway stars John Dossett and Michele Pawk, Carey Anderson, Andy Kelso and Olga Merediz to Broadway on Wednesday, October 19th at the Cadillac Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway at 50th Street). (more...)

InterAct Theatre Company Announces Cast of WHEN WE GO UPON THE SEA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2010

InterAct Theatre Company continues its long-time relationship with Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-nominated playwright, Lee Blessing, by producing the World Premiere his latest drama, WHEN WE GO UPON THE SEA, which begins performances Friday, April 9, and has its official Opening Night on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. WHEN WE GO UPON THE SEA takes aim at an American populace that has grown strikingly complacent in the wake of extraordinary global challenges, exposing one of the world's most intriguing and influential conflicts: the battle between the elected leader of the free world and a democracy of millions. (more...)

Sharr White's ANNAPURNA Makes Philly Premiere at Theatre Exile, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Theatre Exile closes its 17th season with the Philadelphia premiere of Annapurna, a moving and explosive new play by critically acclaimed, emerging Broadway playwright Sharr White. Driven by the emotionally charged relationship between a husband and wife, Exile's production stars Barrymore Award-winning actors Pearce Bunting (Exile's A Behanding in Spokane, HBO's Boardwalk Empire) and Catharine Slusar (Iron, Any Given Monday) as Ulysses and Emma. Performances run today, April 17 - May 11 in Theatre Exile's South Philadelphia Studio X. (more...)

InterAct Theatre Company's WHEN WE GO UPON THE SEA Opens 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2010

InterAct Theatre Company continues its long-time relationship with Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-nominated playwright, Lee Blessing, by producing the World Premiere his latest drama, WHEN WE GO UPON THE SEA. The production, which began performances Friday, April 9, has its official Opening Night tonight, April 14, 2010, at 7:00 p.m. WHEN WE GO UPON THE SEA takes aim at an American populace that has grown strikingly complacent in the wake of extraordinary global challenges, exposing one of the world's most intriguing and influential conflicts: the battle between the elected leader of the free world and a democracy of millions. (more...)

DOUBT Stars Cherry Jones & Brían F. O'Byrne Featured on NY-1 'On Stage' This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2005

Cherry Jones and Brían F. O'Byrne, currently starring in the 2005 Pulitzer Prize-winning play DOUBT, will be featured on NY-1's 'OnStage' this weekend, beginning April 16th. (more...)

Yale Rep Presents AUTUMN SONATA 4/12-5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2011

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) presents the U.S. premiere of Ingmar Bergman's AUTUMN SONATA, directed by Robert Woodruff, based on a literal translation by Wendy Weckwerth, at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) April 12-May 7, 2011. (more...)

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